• 35 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile


Previous Course Leader for the BSc Hons in Counselling Studies; Senior Lecturer on BSc Hons Psychology with Counselling. Previously Course Leader for MSc in Counselling Studies - vocational training. Senior Lecturer in Higher Education since 1990 in Midwifery - combined theory and practice. Early career in Nursing; Key achievements: received 'Surgical Nurse of the Year' award.  Midwifery training, Key achievement: Advanced Midwifery award in 1984.Worked as a midwifery manager in the NHS 1983-1988. Key achievement: PGCEA from University of Surrey in 1990.  Moved into Counselling and Psychotherapy in 1996; Key achievement:   MSc in Counselling from the University of Nottingham  in 1999; Key achievement: Work in Ethiopia with HIV and Aids; Key achievement: Gestsalt Psychotherapy training - completed in 2005. Currently practising as a gestalt  psychotherapist , professionally registered with the UKCP. Completing Professional Doctorate focusing on how therapists use their personal development group experience in their client work. Presented work at the BACP research conference in 2016 and Middlesex University in Dubai 2017.  Book published in Oct 2019 on Personal Development Groups for trainee Counsellors; Currently working as an organisational consultant and clinical supervisor for counselling and psychotherapy training. Training consultant with the Manchester Gestalt Centre.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Body trauma
  • Diversity in counselling practice
  • Personal development
  • Reflection used as an evaluative tool

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Psychotherapy, Personal Development, Trauma, Supervision and Training

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Research Output

  • 35 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Article

Personal Development Groups for Trainee Counsellors: An Essential Companion

Godward, J., Dale, H. & Smith, C., 8 Oct 2019, 1st ed. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 198 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • What is child protection? Historical and methodological issues in comparative research on lastensuojelu/child protection

    Hearn, J., Pösö, T., Smith, C., White, S. & Korpinen, J., Jan 2004, In : International Journal of Social Welfare. 13, 1, p. 28-41 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 35 Citations (Scopus)